At the time of his death, 35-year-old Jack was director of embedded device security at
"Everyone would agree that the life and work of
The statement went on to add that Black Hat will leave the time slot for Jack's speech vacant to commemorate his life and work. "
Jack, a former security researcher at McAfee and Juniper, was perhaps best known for a demonstration at Black Hat three years ago on how exploiting security flaws made ATM machines from Triton and Tranax dispense money on demand.
The talk, titled "Jackpotting Automated Teller Machines," had been postponed from an earlier Black Hat conference to give the ATM vendors time to fix the flaws.
At a security conference in
As a researcher at McAfee, Jack showed how insulin pumps from medical device vendor
Jack was scheduled to speak on "Implantable Medical Devices: Hacking Humans" at next week's conference in las Vegas. The talk was expected to highlight how, common bedside transmitters could be used to search for, interrogate and exploit individual medical implants from up to 300 feet away.
Numerous security researchers and hackers today took toTwitter to express their feelings at Jack's passing.
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